In 2017 Kampen is proud to host the International Hanseatic Days. The Hanseatic Days is a touring annual international event involving more than 180 former European Hanseatic towns. Scouting delivers a substantial contribution to the Hanseatic Days Youth programme.
Kampen is expecting about 300,000 visitors during the weekend from the 15th to 18th of June. The programme embraces the spirit of the Hanseatic League, based on international encounters, trade and culture and local hospitality.
The International Hanseatic Days are supported by the Province of Overijssel and is organized by the municipality of Kampen. The medieval Hanseatic League was the first free trade pact between the North Sea and the Baltic.